New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Antebellum brings racial justice call to reopened theaters
This image released by Lionsgate shows co-writer/directors Christopher Renz, left, and Gerard Bush on the set of "Antebellum." Filmmakers Bush and Renz planned to release their feature-length debut film, Antebellum, in the spring of 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic exploded internationally. In Antebellum, Mone gives moviegoers a modern Black heroine who takes charge of her own liberation without a male-dominated cavalry. Their path to feature-length films with a racial justice message has been a long time coming, Bush and Renz said. Even as they anticipate finding box office success with Antebellum, Bush and Renz are already at work on their second feature-length script, under a newly formed production company, Gloaming Pictures.
Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the black experience
The trio are among several artists who have released songs in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Its confusion.Other musicians have released songs in the last week in the wake of Floyd's death and those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Mickey Guyton, one of the few black voices on the country music scene, wrote the song Black Like Me last year about her life story and experiences with racism. The black man in the grip of the oppressor. It was the first time that I shed tears over a man that I didnt even know, over a black man.
Megan Thee Stallion Teases 'Amazing' Upcoming Collab with Lizzo (Exclusive)
After teaming up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign for "Hot Girl Summer" which dropped just days ago, Megan Thee Stallion already has a collaboration with Lizzo in the works. I love Lizzo," Megan said, referring to a number of Instagram pics showing the two Houston-based artists living their best life, drinking hard from the bottle and twerking to classical and jazz flute tunes. As for her instant-hit "Hot Girl Summer" -- a viral term Megan herself is credited with coining a year ago -- the rapper explained exactly what she thinks having a Hot Girl Summer is all about. "Having a Hot Girl Summer is basically just about confidence. RELATED CONTENT:Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion Enjoy a Hot Girl Summer Day Together | The Downlow(d)Lizzo Is Ready to Be the Next 'Bachelorette' -- With One NSFW ConditionLizzo Reveals Why She's 'So Excited' to Play for 'Her People' at the BET Awards (Exclusive)